Kill toenail fungus and get those feet summer ready!
A long winter in closed in sweaty shoes can take their toll on your toenails. If you have noticed thick yellow toenails, that have crumbling under the nails, you may have acquired fungus nails.
There are several main causes of fungus infection of the toenails:
Fungus is on every person, all over the world, their entire life!
95% of toenail infections are caused by Dermatophytes.
Dermatophytes are a fungus. The one most responsible for the infections we see in Podiatrists offices in Cranberry Twp Pa, are Trichophyton rubrum ( T. Rubrum) and Trichophyton mentagrophytes ( T. Mentagrophytes).
Toenails are not the only area of the body that fungus grows. You may recognize these common names associated with their infected area of the body:
- Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)
- Crotch itch (tinea cruris)
- Ringworm (tinea corporis)
- Toenail fungal (tinea unguium, onychomycosis)
Once you know you have a fungus infection, it’s important to start treatment as soon as possible.
Steps to prevent fungus nails in Moon Twp PA: